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  SFGTV2    [untitled]  

    October 23, 2012
    7:30 - 8:00pm PDT  

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school to home transportation from some school, because of the capacity of the buses and the system. so, that is the main thing i would be interested in. and also i want to say that again, i have not seen it, but particularly i am interested in that we are expanding transportation for middle schools to support the feeders. i think that is probably really a good idea. i don't know that i understand enough, i would like to understand more about how that is going to work and what that might mean. commissioner fewer? >> yes, you know, what? since commissioner wynns brought that up, i thought that we did have a conversation about possibly phasing out the transportation to privately run after school programs and trying to offer programs at every school site instead. so, i think that we should get an update on that. i thought that we were in agreement that was going to
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happen because quite frankly if we were prioritizing where we were going to bus to, this would not be a top priority to provide transportation to privately run after school programs. and giving transportation to those students that would not be my top choice, when we see students from the bay view getting transportation cut to their schools or from the schools. another question that i just have is also have we alerted muni about these proposed changes? i have heard recently many complaints about the transportation to high schools and that many students arrive late to school because they simply cannot even get on the bus. that so many schools are along certain particular lines of transportation where they are just heavily impacted and all at the same time. and therefore, many students are late for school, so they say, i am just kidding. they are late for school because they can't get on the
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bus and the buses actually pass them up. so you know that we have, probably the majority of our students rely on muni to get to school and i wonder if we could revisit our relationship with muni and what happens it has worked out sometimes where it has been generous enough to have buses especially in the case of the middle school and george washington high school that there is a 38 that is dedicated just to the students when you have you know, 1100 kids being dismissed at the same time at a school. there are over 2,000 students that were able to coordinate that. but however, i have been hearing to school that they are having a lot of issues around this. so as you know, when you are late they miss class and so i think that we maybe can be more efficient and we have maybe a better conversation or conversations with muni and align the school schedules with the needs and i think that some principals actually have done
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an assessment of what or how many students ride which line and they have a pretty good idea. and so maybe we can work with them on this as we are working with them about this... >> did we just... >> about the transportation plans. >> thanks. just gave you a whole bunch of stuff to do. >> thank you. >> miss okeff i know that this is not the easyist thing to do because this could be many different perspectives on what we should be cutting and what we should be keeping. but i do want to commend the staff for honoring the goal of reducing the number of buses that we are using. because when we have started this discussion, and i probably started it when i first got on the school board and asked us to move into this for years before it actually got it
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implemented, but, we all know that we had a lot more buses out there running lines, and then we were getting reimbursed for. and when we were not getting reimbursed for it, that means that we have to take money away from the classrooms. and so we, just to remind people the big picture here is that we are trying to keep as much of the funding in the classroom as possible rather than spending it on transportation and some of the transportation lines ended up to be very inefficient in regards to having only a few kids get on those lines. and those were easy to eliminate. now it is tougher where we have to make tough choices. so, good luck. >> okay. thank you very much. >> there is no more comments on this? >> we don't have to take a vote, do we?
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>> let's see. i think that this is the end of this discussion. and we are going to move on to item n, consent calendar resolutions tonight. and none, tonight. >> item o, we are moving on commissioner, wynns. >> item o, vote on consent calendar moved and seconded under section f. roll call? >> on the consent calendar? >> yes. >> miss ly. >> yes. >> miss wong. >> yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> miss mendoza and murase. >> yes. >> miss wynns. >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board discussion and immediate action, i think was one,
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commissioner maufus? thank you, president yee. thank you, i just had a question and this is very similar to the questions that i always ask, this description of services coordination of academic intervention and volunteer support for struggling students, could i get more detail on that? thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. this is margaret khu, assistant superintendent. >> and so greten elementary school has a reading intervention program that is supported by the pta and parent volunteers. and so they do school-wide sst to identify the needs of all students and then they do quarterly ssds to focus on students who are struggling in reading. and so the teachers in an sst
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team identify the reading needs of the students and the teacher gives the information of what students need to a coordinator. and this coordinator would coordinate support for parents and schedule the parents to go into the classrooms to help with guided reading. and this consultant would train all of the parent volunteers in guided read techniques and also training the parents in the school that has all of the leveled books in the building, every level book in the building and so the volunteers can look up the website, identify, which books the students would need to read, and then go into the classroom to support the reading in the classroom. that is what it is. this is paid for by pta. >> i am grateful that the pta is able to do that. and how do they report back?
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i mean, can i... i guess that i am sort of curious how this is impacting the classroom and is this the first time that we have used miss stern and do they have a track record? i would love to see documentation? >> of the success. >> and students, assessed on a regular basis by the teacher using funder and fenel. the reading accessment by the teacher and so the teacher tracks the reading progress of every student, particularly the focal students. >> thank you. >> okay. >> roll call please. >> thank you. >> miss ly. >> yes. >> miss wong. >> yes. >> miss fewer in >> yeah. >> miss maufus? >> yes. >> miss mendoza dr. murase? >> aye. >> miss norton? >> yes. >> miss wynns? >> yes. >> mr. yee, aye. >> six ayes.
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>> on q, superintendent's proposals first reading, none, item r, none tonight. item s, board members reports, standing committee report augmented, buildings grounds and service committee of october, 15, 201 2, commissioner murase. >> report from the augmented building and ground service committee we had two items presentation for the design of the new willie brown jr. middle school including the site plan, the exterior design the materials and finishes. we were fully briefed on how much community involvement was present in the design of the buildings. we were shown very cool computer graphics that led us on a virtual tour of what willie brown will look like. it is very exciting to see
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this, you know, brand new middle school come to life, at least in the presentation. the architects showed the kinds of finishes and colors that will be incorporated into the design. what i found most interesting was, one of the biggest messages about the design of the school was that it would incorporate elements of restorative practice and circle and sort of really facilitate conversation and dialogues based on this school district's emphasis on that. it was really very exciting. secondly, we discussed future agenda items for the committee and the meeting schedule for november and december. so the next meeting of building and grounds will be on monday, november 19th, at 6:00 and i really do urge my colleagues on this school board to come to that meeting. we will be talking about... i am sorry, number 1 6?
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>> you said december 19th? >> november... >> i thought that you said december. >> november 19th. >> we will be discussing 1950 mission, and other properties that are currently being unused and we have a very detailed plan on how to move forward. so we will do want everybody's feedback. we anticipate having an action item at that meeting to be able to make a recommendation to the full board. so it really is the venue to talk about use of those properties that are not currently being actively used. >> thank you. >> thank you, commissioner murase. >> are there any board delegates to the board to report? all other reports by board
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members? commissioner maufus? >> thank you, president yee, i want to remind everyone from the city select meeting is this thursday, october 25, at 3:30 room 250 at city hall. it is chaired by supervisor campos and chui and commissioner mendoza and myself and we have one item and that is our ag requirements. >> i believe that there is a budget committee meeting on november the 8th. >> president yee, we are waiting for confirmation of that meeting, i believe pending a question about commissioner wynn's availability and the regular meeting of the budget and business services committee would fall on wednesday,
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november 7th. we have requested consideration of moving that meeting one day later to thursday november 8th, and i believe commissioner wynns is reresearching her ability and rewill finalize it. >> thank you, we are finished with this section? >> commissioner? >> yes, go ahead. >> i want to announce that the rules committee meeting. the october rules committee meeting was canceled because we need to get the rest of the elections to get the report from the advocates in sacramento, because we are not really ready with the recommendations on the policy work of our staff working with the fda, but we also we schedule that meeting for november the 14th. and that will be our one rules committee meeting unless something or some emergency comes up between now and the
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middle of the year. >> wynns there is going to be earlier than normal. >> 4 to 6 p.m. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. let's move on to item t. >> report of closed section, actions, closed sections actions of october 16, 201 3:singer the board of education by a vote of six ayes and one absent. wynns approved a contract for one director and the vote of five aye and two absent, mendoza and wynns approved the agreement in the amount of $7525 nthe board of commission by the vote of six aye and one
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absent, wynns approved the terms of the settlement agreement in the amount of $35,000. in the matter of al verses san francisco unified school district, the vote of 6 ayes and one absent wins, approved the terms of the settlement agreement of the amount of 28,400. ethe board of education by six aye and one absent wins the approve of one intent to dismiss a certified certificate employee two accounts were approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent of wynns and two were approved by a vote of 4 aye and two nays and maufus and murase and two absent. >> item u, no other staff reports tonight. and in adjournment, i would like to adjourn in memory of
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gloria donahu, retired secretary, and administrative support from school operations. glora passed away on october 14th, after suffering a stroke visiting lake tahoe. at her side was her daughter as well as her niece, nephew, grand niece and several other living family members. glora gave this district, loyal and dedicated service for more than 20 years. she worked in the high school division for mean years under the leadership of greg bender, quinn chan and jim quinn and frank tom. she later worked in the human resources department under michael mendana. she was a person full of life who loved spending her summers at the russian river traveling up to paris with friends, laughing reminiscing with her
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sisters. >> she was a beloved member of the golden girls district group and leaves behind many school district friends. the board of education and the superintendent of schools extends sincere condolences to the donahu family. meeting adowneder. meeting adjourned.
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>> we love our parks, but we love... >> and the community who is really the core of it all, came together and said what we need is a place for our teenager to
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play, not just play grounds for the kids and soccer fields but we need a skate park that will keep the kids home in the neighborhood so they can play where they live. >> the children in the neighborhood and it will be a major boone. and we have generations, the youth generations that will be able to use this park in different places. >> the best park in san francisco right here. >> creating place where people can be active and lead, active, healthy life styles that are going to just stay with them for life. ♪
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